Pursuing a career in cosmetology promises a bright future, says TESDA

22 Feb 2011

Barely three years since its inception, the Philippine International Cosmetologists Association (PICA) has already achieved a lot in terms of generating jobs for less-privileged Filipinos and providing them with good opportunities by training them in salon styling and barbering, jobs that are in-demand not only in the country but also abroad.
In a countr...

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TESDA goes green this Valentine’s Day

13 Feb 2011

On Valentine’s day, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) employees will celebrate the day of love by planting trees to help in the fight against climate change.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said employees will take the day of Hearts as an opportunity to show their love for the environment during the tree planting activity d...

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TESDA chief sees wave of prosperity in harnessing people's fishing, farming skills

12 Feb 2011

Aurora’s lush vegetation and forestry, rich marine life and spectacular beaches gave TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva an inspiration and a vision to harness the skills of the people in the fields of agriculture and fishing, which have not been fully tapped not only in scenic Aurora but in other coastal areas as well like Isabela, Quezon and Cagayan.


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TESDA forges deal with JobStreet

11 Feb 2011

The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has forged a partnership with the online job facilitation company to help find relevant jobs for its students after finishing their courses.

Signing a Memorandum of Agreement on Friday, TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva and Philippines Inc. general manager Mary Grace Colet s...

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TESDA gives seaman a second wind at career

05 Feb 2011

Like most OFWs, 35-year old Rey Samputon believed that working abroad promises prosperity and a better life.

In college, he took up a maritime course in Bicol so he could work as a seaman overseas.

“I know that there are a lot employment opportunities in the maritime industry. I wanted to try my luck,” Samputon said.

For nine years, he wor...

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After 2 weeks of training 16 TESDA scholars to work in Middle East

22 Jan 2011

The two-week intensive training provided by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has become the passport of the 16 young scholars for employment abroad.

The TESDA scholars are soon flying to either Dubai or Qatar to work as heavy equipment operators in accredited institutions there and will have a chance to earn P30,000 to P40,000 per mont...

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31 lady bus drivers on the road soon

24 Feb 2011

MANILA, Philippines - Thirty-one lady drivers will soon hit the roads after completing their training at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Cora Jimenez, general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said the 31 women are expected to receive their TESDA accreditation by next week after completing the last leg ...

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TESDA's free tech-voc training targetting poor Mindanao students

24 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) continues to put emphasis in giving access to free education to students in poor provinces to give them the chance to get jobs and a better quality of life.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said 16 scholars will soon be going abroad for employment after attending a two-...

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TESDA begins training bus drivers' trainers

18 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) kicked off on Monday its six-day training program for prospective driver trainers or assessors who will train other public utility bus (PUB) drivers to ensure road safety for bus passengers.

According to TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva, a...

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TESDA training for bus drivers starts Monday

17 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines - At least 30 public utility bus (PUB) drivers who will later become trainers and assessors of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are set to join a 6-day training program starting on Monday.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said in a press statement Sunday that the training program will be done in 2 stages.


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